Chemistry (BS/BA)

Drexel University

Date Posted: Feb. 8, 2017
Submitted by: Alicia McCarthy
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


Drexel University is known in Philadelphia for its focus on cooperative education and community engagement. In support of a University-wide focus on sustainability, the Department of Chemistry has integrated green chemistry and sustainability concepts and practices into the organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses, with plans to expand sustainability topics into other courses in the Department.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is offered in three formats: a five-year, three co-op option; a four-year, one co-op option; and a four-year, no-co-op option.

Drexel University is a proud signatory of the Green Chemistry Commitment.

Learning Outcomes

Green Chemistry Commitment Student Learning Objectives

Upon graduation, we believe all chemistry majors should have proficiency in the following essential green chemistry competencies:

Theory: Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry

Toxicology: Have an understanding of the principles of toxicology, the molecular mechanisms of how chemicals affect human health and the environment, and the resources to identify and assess molecular hazards

Laboratory Skills: Possess the ability to assess chemical products and processes and design greener alternatives when appropriate

Application: Be prepared to serve society in their professional capacity as scientists and professionals through the articulation, evaluation, and employment of methods and chemicals that are benign for human health and the environment